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of povrld, oregon. a man with an assault rifle opened fire shooting as many as 60 shots inside a shopping mall. the newspaper is reporting that two people are dead. another is said to be injured. actually there may be many more injuries. this is a developing story. this happened less than an hour ago. the suspect right now is still at large. s.w.a.t. teams are on the site. the mall is called the clackamas town center. it is on lockdown, obviously. they have tried to get out as many shoppers as they can. of course this is a busy shopping season. so there were a lot of people to get out. we want to let you know. tragedy breaking out of portland, oregon tonight. a masked gunman opened fire in a mall with an assault rifle. we're also getting reports that he was wearing some sort of paint ball camouflage and a hockey mask. this is a developing story. s.w.a.t. teams are on the site. so far two people are injured. witnesses say there was as many as 60 shots fired. we're going to continue to monitor this tragedy out of portland, oregon, right here on msnbc. >>> welcome back to "hardball." one of
. senator jeff merkley, a democrat from oregon is trying to change that. he's got a proposal to force talking filibusters in the senate. it wouldn't change what i think is a central part in the senate, the 60-vote super majority, but it would make the filibuster into something that the minority had to put some effort into using. you have to want it. now, so i want to be clear on merkley's proposal. if it passed, the minority could still filibuster anything they wanted. they couldn't subject almost everything to the same 60-society challenge we have now. all they would have to do is talk. tell the american people why. and they probably wouldn't even have to do that that much, because the majority can't just let them talk all the time, they have to let them get stuff done. but even that modest reform is too much for many senators. "the huffington post" reports that a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by herman cain and levin are proposing a counter proposal that does even less. it would eliminate some redundant opportunities to filibuster. give quicker consideration to some nominations,
about a crowded shopping mall outside of portland, oregon. three people are dead including the gunman after he opened fire at the clack kamans town center a short while ago. no word on whether he was shot or took his own life. the witnesses are describing a pretty chaotic scene of people who were rushing to the doors to escape the gunfire, that it sounded like firecrackers. about a hundred officers and emergency vehicles are now on the scene. and police say they do believe that this gunman angted alone, but they are still searching throughout the mall saying that customers and employees may still be in there and hiding not knowing if this incident is over yet. hundreds of people have already been evacuated and the sheriff held a news conference a short time ago updating the situation. >> i can confirm that we believe at this point there was one and only one shooter involved and that shooter is deceased. in addition to that, we have at least one patient who was taken, taken from the mall with a traumatic injury and at least two that were deceased. in addition to the shooter. >> and we
expired. the chair recognizes the gentleman from oregon, mr. blumenauer, for five minutes. mr. blumenauer: the mall shooting that might have been worse and ended in newtown, connecticut, where it's impossible to imagine that it was worse. it's part of an ongoing pattern of carnage because we lose one life to gun violence every 20 minutes, every hour, every day. the mass murders reclaiming my time page gets the country's attention, but the same total loss of life at sandy hook happens more than twice every day all year long. this is personal for me, not just because the mall shooter was in my district, but i had a high school friend who was killed with a random freak drive-by shooting, my brother took his life with a handgun as a young man. i supported gun provisions at the state and federal level at every opportunity. it might be different now. not just because the horrific image of parade of funerals for children, i submit mayor bloomberg's advocacy for gun safety and mayors who brare the brunt of the gun violence. i welcome the president's leadership and will support any reform that he
to go. it's called the doggy doorbell. it's the creation of a dog owner in oregon, who invented it after his dog, pebble, ruined doors by scratching them every time he needed to go outside. >> this is brilliant, actually. when pebble needs to go out or come back in, he rings that bell. no more scratching. the inventor says his doorbell for cats is next. >> that's going to be a big hit. >>> and a baby elephant born at the oregon zoo, is not letting a legal battle over her custody get in the way of family bonding. the newborn's mother accompanied the unnamed calf to meet her big brother for the first time. the siblings bonded right away, exchanging a few tugs on their trunks. >>> for some of you, now, local news is next. local news is next. g androgel 1.62%. both are used to treat men with low testosterone. androgel 1.62% is from the makers of the number one prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. it raises your testosterone levels, and... is concentrated, so you could use less gel. and with androgel 1.62%, you can save on your monthly prescription. [ male announcer ] dosing and appli
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with a place to put them, try to keep them all together, shipped all fwrway fr oregon. >> how long have you been here? >> since friday. >> where are you based out of. >> sandy hook firehouse. >> how long have you been at firehouse? >> we're going home tonight to sleep, but -- >> but years, how many years. >> years. since high school. i'm 38. >> since high school and you're 38. did you ever in a million years think you would be experiencing this in your little town? >> nobody in this town would ever think that. >> where were you when you heard? >> working, work across town. we saw the helicopters. >> when you saw the helicopters, what did you think it was? >> not on the scale it was. one or two. we heard the principal at first and -- as time went on, we got the reports. and just didn't believe it and came down the road, it was just all surreal. seeing all the cars, all this. it's tough. >> where did you go once you saw the cars? straight to the firehouse? >> straight to the firehouse. from there, we just -- >> help us around the world understand what you, as a first responder, are going thro
there, they have turned things around and yesterday on the road in corvallis, oregon, against oregon state, maybe the biggest win in program history certainly on the road, end of regulation, game tied at 60-60, oregon state could not capitalize. in overtime, oregon state looks like they'll get the job done. ahmad starks rips the three with 15 seconds left. but towson has an answer. marcus dames, shot fake, baller! drills the jumper with .8 seconds left. the heave, caught and score, however, a foul on oregon state, essentially pass interference called, no basket and tigers got the win. oregon state with wins over alabama, purdue, falls to the tigers! maryland trying to ensure they don't have suffer the same fate as oregon state, hosting delaware state. there we go. check out the jumper from taj tate, up early were the hornets but maryland got things going and took care of business. keyshawn howard inside to alex len. len is 7'1", advantage, len. this pretty highlight cut for fun. dez wells, wells, wells. goodness gracious. more emphatic two of his 10 points. terps roll by a final of 7
a terrifying turn in portland, oregon, yesterday, when a masked gunman stormed into a busy shopping mall and opened fire, killing two people, injuring another before apparently turning the gun on himself. nbc's kirk gregory has the chilling details. >> reporter: a day of holiday shopping turned into a horrific afternoon of terror when a gunman opened fire inside a crowded suburban portland mall. >> we started receiving calls at 3:30, multiple 911 calls. we responded quickly. >> reporter: several store employees locked themselves in break rooms and bathrooms until police could arrive. >> many people locked in place, many people ran. those are the two most appropriate things to do in these circumstances. >> reporter: shaken family members waited anxiously for news as police worked to secure the mall and search for victims. >> i just want to hug her and i want her to get out. >> reporter: eyewitnesses describe a chaotic scene. >> i heard several shots and saw a lot of people running, so i just went to the doors and held them open because people were trampling each other trying to get out. >
on that statement irrespective. another tax happy democrat and his thoughts. congressman blumenhour of oregon wrote a bill how government can tax cars by the mile. this idea, and i don't want to say it's stupid, but it is, and it's not even original. a mileage tax program was proposed twice last year. that's how bad that one is. the last spot on the list goes to espn commentator rob parker, the former detroit news coal imu.s. yesterday questioned the blackness of washington red skins robert griffin iii claiming he was not authentic. >> i keep hearing things, we all know he has a white fiance, talk about he's a republican. he's not really, okay. he's black, does the thing, but he's not really down with the cause. he's not one of us. he's kind of black. he's in the -- he's not really, like, the guy you want to hang out because he's off to something else. lou: espn suspended parker indefinitely, and to be honest with you, i think we would miss him, don't you? ambassador rice questioning contributics about false statements on benghazi, the a-team takes it up and more. doug shone, angela, join us next.
, portland, oregon and other towns wasn't enough, perhaps this slaughter of innocence at sandy hook elementary school will at long last be enough. we have made our voices heard and hold washington accountable for facing up to the epidemic of gun violence in our country. if this moment passes into memory without action from washington, it will be a stain upon our nation's commitment to protecting the innocent including our children. this is not a partisan issue. this is just a bunch of people who i think are cowed by the nra. as i said yesterday, do you think the nra has power? just remember the number one priority was to defeat barack obama. last time i checked he will be inaugurated again. >> mayor bloomberg will be live on "morning joe" later this morning. two leading democrats who have earned high praise from the national rifle association are now rethinking their stance on guns. last night senator mark warner of virginia became the latest to call for action. >> i've been a long-time supporter of second amendment rights. you know, i believe every american has second amendment rig
in parts of washington state and oregon over the weekend. today, denver and salt lake city are expected up to 6 inches of snow. even parts of northern arizona and new mexico could wind up with snow on the ground. the midwest is expecting to see snow from that same system later this week. >>> of course, the big question is how far east will that system make its way. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein has the full forecast. tom? >> santa has retractible wheels on the snow. if there's no snow, he'll make here. we have a cloudy sky here. but a few breaks in the clouds around the brew ridge in shenandoah valley. the fog earlier this evening has dissipated. we've got the winds increasing. right now we're in the 40s to around 50 degrees. much of the region. the winds are gusting around 15 miles per hour. hometown forecast, waldorf, charles county by 6:30 near 50 and breaks in the clouds and partly sunny by noontime into the mid 50s and slight chance of a sprinkle. slight chance of sprinkles during the perhaps late morning and early afternoon and otherwise just clouds coming through. highs rea
of this storm is relatively stagnant. you can see plenty of rainfall through washington and the border of oregon. the tail and is extending well offshore. extensive rainfall than our last system. let us take a look at futurecast. the rainfall for the north they will remain concentrated. and still, by 5:00 p.m. is when we will notice by friday morning. moderate/heavy. still, pressing to the in golden gate by 10:00 a.m. even a bit more fragmented in the afternoon a look at your rainfall headlines. nearly 2 in. of rainfall in the north bay. it is largely going to be concentrated in the north bay. with weather advisory and wind advisories along the peninsula and the east bay shores. by 4:00 a.m., 55 m.p.h.! we could even see snowfall and the sierras. breezy to mar but nearly 1-feet at the lake level. two-feet odifferent elevations. with a series of systems. windy conditions and a saturday morning and sunday the good news is that your christmas holiday will stay dry. and to www.snowbomb.com some new snowfall sierra at tahoe, a 65 in. base. with 1 in. of new snowfall at squaw valley. www.snowbomb.com
to this developing tragedy, the oregon mall where a gunman opened fire and killed two perfect strangers is closed for a second day as police try to determine the motive here. police say 22-year-old jacob tyler roberts armed himself with semiautomatictic rifle and had several fully loaded magazines of the three people he shot only one survived, a 15-year-old girl. one of victims, cindy ann yule, described as everybody's friend and steven forsyth a father of two. his death leaves neighbors stunned. >> he was a great neighbor and always saying hi to the kids. alisyn: everyone says he was a very involved father who coached youth football and adored his children. fox's dan springer is live in happy valley, oregon. dan tell us what you learned overnight about this shooter and the victims. >> reporter: well, just a horrible shooting obviously and something that, as you learn more about these victims becomes so much more tragic. let's talk about the good news first. that is 15-year-old christina is going to survive doctors say. they held a news conference at the hospital. she is still listed in serious c
right now. that is earl bloom men our from oregon. we don't have at chamber. we don't know how much are actually there. sometimes it is only, you know, the guy who is talking. but, nevertheless as mike pointed out they have passed several different measures, one way back in may to tackle ernestly the budget deficit and debt and then a more recent one that passes an extension of all the bush tax cuts. so the their position right now, at least speaker boehner's is, hey, it is time for the senate to act on some of our bills. we'll keep an eye what is happening there. heather: busy day for them. president obama taking his case to the american public. here is what he had to say about the situation playing out on capitol hill. >> what's been holding us back is the dysfunction here in washington and if, you know, people start to see that on january 1st this problem still hasn't been solved, that we haven't seen the deficit reduction we could have had, the republicans been willing to take the deal i gave them, if they say, that people's taxes have gone up, which means consumer spending is g
. get chase liquid. >>> police on the scene outside of portland, oregon. two people were killed before the gunman took his own life. another person critically wounded and they had to be evacuated by life flight. the witnesses describe the scene of chaos and panic as they rushed for the exits just as the sound of gunfire erupted. hundreds of people were there, holiday shoppers and many of them had to be evacuated. police are reaching out to witnesses asking them to come forward to help them with their investigation. >> if you are a witness to the incident, come to the light rail platform at the town center. there are detectives standing by there. >> police to believe this gunman acted alone and we have other breaking news as well. this from overseas. north korea tonight tested a long-range rocket showing its determination to push ahead with its program. the u.n. security council will now meet tomorrow to discuss possible actions against north korea. want to get you back now to piers morgan, who is in washington, d.c. tonight with a very special interview. >> welcome to the senate commit
browne in new york. tragedy along an oregon interstate. you are looking at the wreckage of a charter bus that careened through a guard rail on i-84 near pendleton, killing nine people and injuring 20 others it took more than a dozen rescue workers to remove victims from the scene. the driver lost control of the bus on an icy highway initial investigation shows. the driver was hurt in the crash. >>> an agreement reached by both parties in the house and senatal culture committees to extend for one year the 2008 farm bill that expired in october. without the deal, milk prices could double next month. the head of the senate agriculture committee expects the house to vote on the bill soon even though house leaders have not agreed to put the bill on the floor.et i'm patti ann browne.in for all the latest headlines fox news .com. it.: ♪ >> all right. everyone, thanks for staying with us on this special sunday prime time edition of "the five." the president made his first appearance on "meet the press" in three years this morning and was asked this. >> so what is your single priority of the s
was over, i got back in the kennedy campaign, went to oregon and later to california. i campaigned for bobby kennedy with cÉsar chÁvez. it was a wonderful effort. we went all over los angeles, going into wealthy neighborhoods, knocking on doors, urging people to vote for bobby. and that evening the primary was over, bobby kennedy came up to me and said, "john, i'm going downstairs to make my victory statement. why don't you remain? " i was in his suite with his sister, several other individuals, the brother of medgar evers. and we listened to bobby, and he said, "on to chicago." and moments, minutes later, it was announced that he had been shot. dropped to the floor and cried and cried. i just wanted to get out of l.a. i got on a flight the next morning, flew to atlanta, and i think i cried all the way from l.a. to atlanta. and i came back to new york for the funeral. and before the funeral, i stood the night before as an honor guard with reverend ralph abernathy. then i rode the funeral train. the family asked me to ride with them from new york to washington. and someplace along
. are there the top three are california, revisit oregon again again. >> uh-huh. >> my home state of massachusetts where it's polling in the 60 to 63rd percentile for legalization right now. there are other states but those are the top 3 states. >> california. got to be california and oregon. the blue states. >> all right. i don't understand how it can be such an overwhelming majority of people who are for this and it's the insistence of, it's bad, bad, bad. how are we going to sort of win elected officials over on this issue? >> e elections seem to do it. right after i mentioned the day after the election. we were called up to the house by no less than four members of the house. one republican, three democrats. these are people that treated us like lepers. ten years ago rejected our pac funds, two years ago said we take the pac funds and take your public endorsement and now they say get up here and writed our tax. jarod policyas is going to lead the effort on the hillas is going to lead the effort on the hill and he alone with what i call the cannabis caucus with about 25 me
with a flurry of bullets? by the way, look what happened in oregon, look what happened in colorado, look what happened in virginia. look what happened in a religious temple. look what happened in connecticut. we can't say these are random isolated events anymore. >> it's an epidemic. >> it's an epidemic and growing epidemic. i just wonder, dan, this is the last question to open it up for everybody else, come on, let's get real, buddy, what if mitt romney had an election a year from now? and he had to be the candidate that had to defend the right of americans to buy 10 millimeter glocks and bush masters and these these cartridges that allowed you to continue to spray bull bullets at 6 and 7-year-old children, or at moviegoers. people shopping with their families at malls, how would he do in bucks county? how would he do in the i-4 corridor? how would he do in the suburbs? i don't mean to be crass to my fellow republican friends. a lot is riding on this. if you want to be the party that is willing to put your future on the line to defend the right of americans to possess these military style co
beyond 9:50 a.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from oregon, mr. blumenauer, for five minutes. mr. blumenauer: thank you, mr. speaker. congress is here on new year's eve with the people they love. themselves, the special interests and the policies of the past. the overhyped fiscal cliff may well be upon us and we will find $600 billion of deficit reduction with tax increases and spending cuts, and then there will be the howls that we're doing it too abruptly from the same people that demand the same system of expiring cuts and sequestration in the first place. make no mistake, there will be some real damage. we'll be squeezing some people who deserve far better. then we'll be scrambling to find the -- refine budget reductions in a way that makes sense. in the hours, days, weeks ahead, we'll get a semi balanced small agreement. very likely, struggling throughout the new congress with budget bluster, especially in the house, moving from crisis to deadline to showdown. it's ironic because it doesn't need to be this hard. we could use the pressure and revenue from expiring temporary t
in here. but still a number of rivers across portions of oregon and into california, they are looking at readings that will be, all right, it looks like we have a little difficulty taking place here. but right now we have some of that moisture aimed at the west coast. as a result, we could see a couple more inches of rain. take a look at this. the rain falls from san francisco to portland, into seattle. portland, we have pictures coming out of this region over the last 24 hours. they're looking at a kim more inches of rainfall before it's all said and done. they had a boulder fall on the highway from florence to eugene, oregon. took a couple hours. now, this tree landed on the home. we don't have the reports of injuries or damage there. then, christine, zoraida, looks like for places like chicago, they're expecting those temperatures to drop from the 60s into the 30s. now it looks like winter is going to arrive. >> in chicago she's been enjoying the weather. >> the winter in chicago lasts so long. once it comes it's there till may. >> yes. >> thanks, karen. >>> new twists in the where
oregon, mr. defazio, for five minutes. mr. defazio: well, yesterday the republicans released a vague press release saying it constituted a counteroffer to the president's road map to avoid driving over the fiscal cliff. now, the republican plan purports to cut $1.3 trillion and raise $800 billion in new revenues. it did contain four specifics. four. cut medicare specific number one. $600 billion. cut medicaid, pays for nursing homes for seniors, of course. priority number two. three, cut the adequate cola for seniors on social security. even though 40% of seniors depend principally or totally upon social security and the cola already underestimated inflation particularly for medicare, essentials they need. cut that. not a driver of the deficit but, hey, cut that. one more specific. preserve the bush-era tax rates for income over $250,000. it's not a tax increase for everybody who earns over $250,000. it's only the income over $250,000 that would get additional taxes if the bush-era rates went away and the president's proposal was passed. but, no, they want to preserve -- totally pres
from oregon is on the floor also. as we talk about the deficit, it has taken center stage right now, we want to highlight one very clear thing -- social security has not contributed, is not part of and never will contribute to the deficit. so those that like to mettle in it and way to combine it into this deficit talk are just playing games with our seniors and disabled in this country. it is a separate issue. it is not impacting the federal deficit and it should be not -- and i know some like to meld it in because they want to talk about cuts, and their favorite line is privatize, which really means seniors and disabled get a lot less in the future. they will not get the guarantee that they paid into. also, i want to give credit to congressman ted deutsch who has a similar measure on the house side. both of our plans we know may be difficult to pass but we're going to continue to push forward on it. we won't be alone. a coalition of over 300 national and state organizations have already endorsed our bill. together, they represent 50 million americans. they are on board because this bil
the gentleman from oregon, mr. blumenauer, for five minutes. mr. blumenauer: thank you, mr. speaker. it's difficult to focus on the task at hand in the aftermath of a shooting rampage in my district yesterday. with at least 10,000 people in a shopping mall, a young man allegedly and some eyewitnesses with body armor and semi-automatic weapon discharged 60 shots or more. there were two people killed and a young 15-year-old girl seriously wounded. mr. speaker, one is haunted by these events. we had one in aurora, colorado, at the theater where there was 12 people killed, 60 wounded. six people killed at the seek temple this summer. we had an horrific episode earlier in my congressional career in springfield, oregon. it's hard to have meaningful conversations in a variety of subjects. i was going to deal with that problem with the fiscal cliff today, but gun violence is another area in america where it seems we can't have a discussion without delusional claims of overreach and taking away hunting rifles. congress won't even allow statistics on gun violence to be gathered, and we certainly
50 rounds at a shopping center. happy valley, oregon, on tuesday, a mall shooting, and then, of course, newtown on friday. that all happened -- >> two policemen in kansas. >> in one week. in one week. >> we should have a conversation about mental health and how we help people who are clearly at a breaking point, and we can have a conversation about violence in the media, but the commonality of all the events you just described is guns and in many cases illegal guns, and so the conversation that i think americans really want to have right now is what we do to reduce the amount of illegal gun violence in this country. we've done it in new york. this is the safest big city in the country. there are other large cities that are making real inroads against gun violence, but at the local level mayors and governors can't do it without leadership at the federal level, and, again, the passion and the comforting words from the president, they're important, but they're not nearly as important as the kind of leadership that he and congressman larson, his colleagues in congress, need to d
to northern california, also oregon, washington state, getting soaked again by the fourth storm just since wednesday. this dangerous weather made for pretty scary situation for an oregon couple. look at this. see this car? looks like half a car now. narrowly escaped being crushed by a tree. >> it is a miracle. it is hard to believe still that we were in there. that's our car. or was. >> wow. some places have seen nearly two feet of rain in just this past week. dan simon is in lafayette, california. just northeast of oakland, where there is this huge, huge sinkhole. i'm guessing you're standing somewhere near it, dan. show me what it is and how they're going to fix it. >> reporter: yeah, hey, brook, we're standing in the middle of this enormous sinkhole in lafayette, california, about 20 miles east of san francisco. you can see some of the crews here clearing away the debris. let me explain to you how this happened. there is actually a creek that runs underneath this, or it did. and it basically got clogged and it tore away all the dirt, all the mud, and with it brought down the street. you
laboratory at the oregon health science university. will you rise and take the oath. raise your right hands. this is the moment you have waited for. do you swear or affirm the testimony you're about to give will be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth >>> yes. >> let the record reflect all witnesses answered in the affirmative. >>> as the ranking member said, today really is about the science and a lead in to what if necessary will be a series of hearings until the issue is resolved. so the panel i'd asking since the entire opening statements be placed on the record, if you run short of time, as former chairman used to say, green we know it goes. yellow mean goes fast through the intersection and stop means don't run it anymore. so if you'll come as close to that five minute as possible. we appreciate it. doctor? >> good morning, issa, ranking member. >> the other thing, these microphones in order to get people behind you in to the conversation you have to get as close as possible. >> thank you. >> good morning chairman issa, ranking member cummings, and distinguished member
and the people closed that gun show loophole by a vote of 70% to 30%. that same night in oregon, 60% to 40% system of americans will step up when their elected officials don't and vote for reasonable gun laws. we can't put every measure, we can't put every measure before a vote. we have to be able to count on our elected officials. to do that for us. as we are doing here today. it would be easy to be discoloneled, for me to be discurmed after 13 years of this activity. easy to be discouraged. but i can't be. because i have hope. because these people have hope also. that we can do something to change it. these people here before you because they refuse to be statistics. they want to be the story. the stories of ordinary americans who have been through -- they've been through hell and back. and they don't want it to happen to the rest of you. they're ordinary people who were thrown into an extraordinary tragedy. they didn't ask to be thrown into that. like so many others dan mentioned. it happens to so many people. we are not here to ask for your pity. we are asking to share our stories with
is on the phone from oregon. republican line. caller: there are so many issues to address here but i certainly wanted to talk to joshua was specifically. i retired from the air force after 20 years and recently finished my master's degree. my thesis was on diagnosing and the affects of diagnosing on the economy. one of the things i discovered through my research, which i find remarkable -- my professors as well -- was that there were two types of social security. one that people pay into and one that people do not pay into. the one which is not paid into is the one that is consuming the majority of our resources regarding social security. as i was doing the research, my thesis, the question that came about -- i was seeing clients as an intern -- these people who were receiving benefits based on being 100% disabled. there was no clear, defining factor that said when a person was 100% disabled, or 40% disabled, as we have in the military. everyone is diagnosed with a mental disorder is considered 100% disabled and is entitled to 100% benefits. the question that should be raised is, why is this n
people killed in a charter bus crash on an icy interstate in oregon. these weather systems are something that we have been watching tonight. state police are telling us that 20 others were injured when the vehicle crashed through a guardrail and traveled down an embankment. some of the injured taken to local hospitals while others were treated there and there will be an investigation and we'll bring you pictures as they come into the news room as well. new developments regarding a fatal plane crash in russia. new video surfacing of the airliner as it careened off the runway and on to a highway in moscow yesterday. the impact sending debris flying into oncoming traffic, including aed into a car. no passengers were on board at the time only crew members and the death toll risen to five after a flight attendant. the remaining three survivors listed in mythical or serious condition. hospitalized tonight. no injuries listed of people on the ground. including that car. and investigators are trying it determine what went wrong and one official is looking at faulty brakes to blame for the crash.
towrntion connecticut, you a rohr a, colorado, oak creek, which is, which and portland, oregon. these were just fairly recently, mr. president. as president obama said last night, no one law can erase evil, no policy can prevent a determined madman from committing a senseless act of violence. but we need to accept the reality that we're not doing enough to protect our citizens. in the coming days and weeks we'll engage in a meaningful conversation and thoughtful debate about how to change laws in culture that allow this violence to continue to grow. we have no greater responsibility than keeping our most vulnerable and most precious resource -- our children -- safe. and every idea should be on the table as we discuss how best to mr. mcconnell: mr. president, want to start by extending my deepest sympathies to the families of the victims of friday's massacre and to the whole community and to thank the first responders and all those who are helping in the aftermath of this darkest of tragedies. three days after the horrors of newtown, we're all still reeling from what happened. anytime there
in oregon. their smug superior mailing is crazy. they are so happy. they never have problems. they mail in their vote. even me living in brooklyn, i get a bit going in because i lived in california, i lived in minnesota and now here. the ballot is different in every state. is the thing going to be -- all of that need to go. people need to be excited and know their vote is going to happen. how it happens is priority one. >> there was a bit of ethnic targeting there year. you hate to go there. we hate to go there. this time, it wasn't people that look like me, it was people that look like you as the primary targets. >> we saw it in florida and texas. there were problems in arizona. the research group found people of color, african-american and latinos waited two to three times longer than other voters to vote. what is very, very troubling is the supreme court is revealing the section five of voter rights. that was used to fight the efforts. there's a chance they will strike it down. it was used in south carolina and redistricting in florida. they are trying to weaken it. this problem coul
: it's my pleasure to yield three minutes to the gentleman from oregon, mr. blumenauer. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oregon is recognized for three meant. mr. blumenauer: thank you, mr. speaker. this defense authorization legislation is a missed opportunity. our friends would have us approve at a time when we are struggling with the long-term fiscal stability of the united states where it's set to pass a bill that authorizes funding of bills we approved in the budget control act. this is 20% above the cold war average, double what we had in 2001. even if somehow we went over that dreaded fiscal cliff and sequestration kicked in, it would only reduce spending to what it was in 2007, adjusted for inflation, when we were fighting two wars. it's a missed opportunity. i heard my friend from utah talk about avoiding any increase in fee in terms of health care. excuse me? we are looking at draconian impacts that some are suggesting for some of our society's most vulnerable, and here we haven't adjusted a fee since 1995. the department of defense is going to spend $50 billion on
hit washington, oregon, and northern california today and more heavy rain is expected to pound the region through tomorrow. flooding is causing problems like sinkholes. cnn's dan simon is standing in front of a huge one in lafayette, california. dan, another round of storms is coming, as wolf said. can that rain-soaked area handle anymore rain? >> reporter: well, it's just a mess, kate, and the forecast is bad news for these rain-soaked communities. let me explain where i am. i'm in lafayette, california, standing inside a sinkhole. this is pretty dramatic. it's 80 feet long, 40 feet wide, 15 deep. let me explain how this happened. the water was gushing beneath the road here. there's a creek. and basically, the soil just ripped away and it caused the street to cave in. crews have been working all day, trying to clear out these large chunks of concrete. they also had to create these alternative lines, these temporary lines for water and sewage to service this neighborhood, so they didn't, you know, go without basic services. the weather has been terrible here in the bay area for
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